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THE WASHINGTON TBIES. MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1918.
IS! SUPPORT lRMY DESPITE PEACE PLEAS, AYS BAKER . JIT By CARL D. GnOAT. rhatever the result nt fli nfti. rasposals, the War Department must p-roceed at full speed with men and supplies, and the peoDle must sim ile army until the boys are ck with the fruits of victory safe assured." cretary of War Baker, horn m a seven weeks' Intensive studv the western battle line, brought above tidings to a nation dis- sine the Teuton neace renlv (That there must be no let up in unending tide of men. guns and pplles on the false assumption that is over was the plain warning of secretary ana military men sur- unaing film. fn other words, as Secretary Bak put It. "the Liberty loan must ro kj -l... - vr use top. Predict Victory Soon victory for American-allied Ul what is done about diplomatic ma I neuters watt predicted by Baker' associates. proided tha loan- is over whelmingly supported. They talked of six months as a limit, and some even discussed the chance of peace by Christmas, but with one accord they laid that there must be no wavering of American support of its men at this time. Such a weakening, they declared, would be fatal, robbing the gallant aimies of backing at the most critical period of the struggle. The people at home have a solemn responsibility for their share In the final result." raid Iiaker. adding that the loan must be oversubscribed. Baker came out of the fog of the Atlantic yesterday forenoon Just as the sun was lifting this hiding screen around Ills big. fast vessel. This correspondent and a few more board ed his boat while it was still more than a dozen miles out of an Atlantic port. Swinging onto the big craft, while a group of wounded or con valescents "kidded" the party's man euvering with a rope ladder, the cor respondents were ushered with a de gree of secrecy to a perch on the bridge, where the Secretary was peer ing out for the shores of America Seems 'Wearied. Baker seemed worn and weary from the strain of work and from the im press o fthe things he had seen the glorious dash before St. Mihlel, the tide of boldiers sweeping on In the distance from the region of Verdun, the wounded coming back. "Our boys are magnificent." he ex claimed after the first greetings. "It is a smiling army, this American army. Even the men who suffer In the hospitals behind the lines, smjle. All over France is their smile. It has spread tho contagion of good cheer," said Baker. "Everywhere you go In France, you see the men In khaki clean-shaven youths mostly between twenty and thirty. In contrast to the mustached British or the bearded poilu or boche. And the difference stands out largely In the ages, for England and France have been called mm ke IN THE WHITE "ofOOHSlTBOH A good, healthy looking set of teeth is the first real asset to good health. It's up to you to safeguard their in terest and be on the lookout for signs of decay. My guaranteed work is to prevent such an occurrence. SETS OF TEETH TIIAT FIT upon to Inject r.icn far moro mature than the American. "You can see the smiling face right here." he continued, waving to a group of battered boys about him. "And it Isn't merely the Joy of home coming that brings that smile for you sec it all over France." Cacape U-Bonts. The Secretary's Journey across and back was not without Its thrills, for outward bound they made a detour to avoid a submarine believed to be the one which later, torpedoed the Mt. Vernon, and again, home bound, the big. fast ship haj to swing wide of Its course to dodge two reported suDina rlnes on Its course. Baker was proud of two souvenirs one a piece of a shell from tne .er man long range gun that shelled I'arls. another the picture of Oeneral Lafayette, given him by Count de Chambrun. great-nephew of the fa mous Frenchman, Chambrun piloted him through St. Mihlel the day after it was cleaned up by the American French drive, and from the ruins of the exquisite Chambrun villa collected the picture Baker prizes. Speaking or the St. Mihlel drive. Baker revealed that more than 2.000 guns were concentrated there. Ills observation car. thirtv miles from the scene, trembled as though It were In full motion. Trip Successful. Baker viewed the business purposes of his trip as highly sut-cessful. He had perfected arrangements for Im proved docking and transportation fa cilities. "Under the stress of war," he said, "rivers have been dr'-dged. dock- built loading and unloading ma chinery installed, warehouses erect ed, and similar facilities for hand ling huge supplies provided almost overnlcht. Wholly new systems fo efficient and speedy distribution have been perfected. An interesting sidelight upon the effect American-allied victories and peace talk are having with the Uei- man soldier came from an officer of the party. "They say that If peace is coming tomorrow, why should they stand and be killed." he. declared. "If an armistice Is to provide for their withdrawal from France and Bel glum why should they fight and die to hold onto what their rulers are ready to evacuate. I do not believe the German army can ever be forced to make an effective stand against the allies." I Let the Wedding Bells Ring Out By JEAN KNOTT XOE 301 30E30E aoraoc 30E30E 30E3C 0 I NEED THOSE CUSHIOMS I 7 HELP V 5ELF ) L- U. S. Food Administration License No. G-04638 D o n :0 BUY LIBERTY BONDS "The Time Is Critical and the Response Must Be Complex" ONLY 6 MORE DAYS LEFT! D o A Tery cood gC aet for nly. ..Oil A better set, made of best CIA materials . ...DJ.U J The bent set to be had (PI JT anywhere at. OlU CALLS NEGRO DRAFTEES Trovost Marshal General Crowder today Issued a call for 1,000 colored registrants for limited service at Charleston. S. C, and Norfolk, Va. They will entrain from October IS iu . mo can incjuues iwciiiy-uva uLaiu aiiu ljic 1ioiiii.k ui vruiuugia. I VvTAMT this easv CHAtfc., TOO . CD - 1 -r ILL HERE., BRlWC "too THE. Book T SERVICE The men and women in our markets are faying every minute of the working day to give you prompt and efficient service. Please co-operate with them. Buy early in the week and early in the day. Do your week end marketing early' Friday if possible and leave Saturday for those who are compelled to market on that day. D ;p IU iO Our markets are all well stocked with every item advertised and you will find an abun dant supply of high-grade merchandise at fair prices in all our departments. CORN TOMATOES PEAS The price is right and now is the time to buy. A case or two of fancy canned vege tables in the pantry makes a good start for the winter. I Filling That Stay In. Gold, rtQoy, Enamel, $1. Silver, Amalgam, Cement, 50c GOLD CROWN ASTD BRIDGE WORK Made of the very highest quality of gold, 3-karat. (J(T Onr price la per tooth... OD I DR. WHITE, 407 7th ST. The Most Sanltarr Dental nffl.. i tira!,!..-. n.Mw..i ..-.. vmrth's Ge and lOe Store Telephone Main 10. noor.1 nally. SiOT A- M. to 81OO P. H. Sundays! 10 A. K. 1 p. jf. sBHHHHHIlsiaDR, J. K. FHEIOT, Propyl "FLU" CUTS COAL OUTPUT. Spanish Influenza caused a reduction In th nutnitt t rnal l.it ur.aL' I cording to reports to the United I amies 'uei Administration. Mining districts in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia. Tennessee, Kentucky, cen- jmost serious report came from the Cumberland-Piedmont district. In fluenza among railroad employes is hampering the movement of cars tn Ohio and West Virginia. BANKER WRITES ON WAR TAX A TION Vbm Gtocer f JW TKliflT liTll iM - i.SA " MHHIlllH. Has ItAlfTfl I S I W1. Ki w ' i ii&-zz k ' m f T-i ITfl .tUsttlrJrartLJissssBV. Jti W fc-V - wn 3 mmm wwsmisf ss r-- x it UMijii ill J .UiUlM iiM im i i iMIIlJH l . 1 l lrr.. SbP A I Note the package-color well, "Coffee-browrf yoa soon can tell, Thafs the brand that does excel Wilkins Perfect Coffee Most every pound of this coffee in his store is fresh not staled from shipment over hundreds of miles and then kept in -the whole saler's warehouse fcr days and days. Wilkins Coffee is packed in parchment-lined bags and retains that wonderful fragrance like when first thrown from the intense heat flames of the gas roaster because the packing and sealing is done within a few hours and delivery to the grocery stores is made the same or next day. 6 - : a 1 Business men who read The Wash ington Times and who arc interested in tne Important problems of taxa- ' tion will be Interested In this letter, . which" the well-known financier. Otto! H. Kahn, sends to the New York I World: "In order to make my position clear. may I say that I am wholly in favor of the highest practicable rate of taxation on war profits and of the highest rate of personal Income taxa. tion which wisdom and exnerlenre i jusiuyr jnaeed, I advocated the 1m position of income taxes long before the passage of the constitutions! amendment which enabled such taxes to be laid. "I am In favor of taxation which, first, lays the heaviest burden on those best able to bear It, and, sec ondly, raises the largest obtainable amount of revenue with the least eco nomic disturbance, and, as far as possible, with the effect of promoting mrirt "The criticism which I felt free to make of the Income and inheritance taxation schedule adopted by the House. Its rates rising, as they do. far beyond those .existing In any other belligerent country. Is twofold: Sentimental i:nct '1. The sentimental and thereby the actual effect of extreme Income taxa tion Is not confined to the relatively small number of neonie In Dossesslnn of lasVe Incomes directly affected by It. The apprehension caused by the contemplation of an excessively high ratio or taxation is contagious and apt to react unfavorably on construct ive activity. It is highly Important that taxa tion should not reach a nolnt at which business would be crippled. cah re sources unduly curtailed, and the In centive to maximum effort and enter prise destroyed. And it must not be forgotten that both theoretically and actually the spending of money by the Government cannot and does not have the same effect as productive use of his funds by the Individual "- It is an old maxim of taxation lhat an excessive impost dclrnys Its own productivity. It attains that In evitable result In a vnrety of ways, both actual and psychological. Favors Stamp Tairi, "My advocacy of consumption and similar taxes, such as stamp taxes of many kinds. Is not actuated by any desire to relieve those with large in comes from the maximum of contri bution which may wisely be imposed on them. I advocate consumption and stamp taxes such is every other bel ligerent country without exreptlon has found It well lo Impose, because of tho well attested fact that while productive of very large revenues In the aggregate, thev are easllv home. productive of no strain or dislocation and automatically olIecicd. and be cause of the further fact ihut they tend to Induce rennrmy. than which nothing is more important at tills time, and which, as far ai I can ob serve, is not ben practiced by the ranK ana uie or ur people to n de gree comparable to what It is In Eng land and France. "And It must be emphasized that the vait possibilities or saving do not rest with the relatively small num ber of wealthy peopl-. especially now when their spending power has been very largely decreased through taxa tion, price-fixing, contribution to war charities, etc.. but with those ele ments among the ti.n?e .if the peo ple whose spending power has been very largely increased that l, main ly the worklngmen and the farmers. Heavy I'aiatlcn. i 'The tendency of the House bill li to rel mostly on iicvy tavatlon in onie leipects unprei eilenteCly heavy -of a relatively limited selection of Items. I am. as I have already said. In favor or tlio highest possible war profits tax, and of it least as high a rate of Income and Inheritance Inn. 'ion, as exists In an) other country Hut apart from thce and a few other Hems which can naturally support very heavy taxatl .n. such, for In stance, as cigars and tobacco. I be lieve that the maxllmiim of revenu and the minimum or ; onunu di,sd 1 'MlBIHiMPr: jiHRiiial9Krf aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal OTTO U. KAHN' Can TOMATOES iSJKri ) rDM SWEET MEADOW BRAND ( H VJlllN OF FANCY CORN I jmif n DC A C EARLY JUNE'S A M 1 ft, STLrtiJ NICE DINNER PEA J Your Choice of Above Assorted at 6 Cans for. . $1.00 j BAKED BEANS Wagner's, JL 15c Blue Label, e. 20c !n Victory, 3c?r!?'. 20c SALT FISH Shore Mackerel j3...30c Cut Herring, doien 38c Labrador Herring,dMen.38c vantage and dislocation can be se cured not only uy the very heavy taxation of a relatively limited selec tion but by comparatively light taxa tion distributed oer a vast number of Item. "I believe such taxes would be productivo enough to make good the Impending revenue losses from pro hibition. I think, for Instance, tho imposition of a tax of 1 per cent on every single purchase exceeding, say, t- (the tax to be borne by the purchaser, not by the seller) would be productive of a cry large amount of revenue and be harmful to no one. A similar tax was Imposed in the course of the civil war and ap pears to have functioned so well and met with such ready acceptance that it was not repealed until sev eral j ears after the close of that war. ot I'nnnlmous Approval. "The fact to which jou refer, that i he revenue bill was passed In the Ilnure by n unanimous vote, does not mean, of course, that It met with unanimous approval on the part of Congressmen. The debate showj this. The bill, as reported after months of labor, cither had to b approved practically as it stood or rejected and returned to the com mittee. It is not possible for a body of HX men to deal In a detailed manner with a subject so complex as a taxation measure of the mag nitude of the present one The bill could not be made over or material ly amended in the House. In view of the urgency of the emergen-v and the vital need to raise the sum asked for by the Treasury, no pa triotic course was open to the House but to accept the bill and pass It up to the Henate. OTTO II. KAHN." Peanut Butter, 8 22c Brown Rice, !"K..25c Horniny Grits, ?!; 15c Goblin Soap, LCa.k: 25c g Matches, 2S ?;... 23c Ketchup, KK. 15C j at Ginger Ale, JSK. 10c Rolled Oats, ?. :.15c Brooms, ch6'.!.B.f: 63c j Carrots, ?S 25c j Matches, i.. ......6c Sugar Substitutes There is no better substitute than old-fashioned molasses. 2 Brer Rabbit, SST:... 10c Brer Rabbit, ?gr!?!,?.....25c Old Style Southern, SS...25C Flour Substitutes New regulations require sale of one pound of substitute with each four pounds of wheat flour. Corn Meal, ?; 5c Corn Meal, ffffc 13c i Corn Flour, lb ITc i99c Old Dutch Special Santos COFFEE Rich m Quality Low in Price GUARANTEED TO PLEASE 99c -falb. STEER BEEF LIVER sed u isci ' ti PORK ROAST concur Millions Use It to StoD a Cold "Pape's Cold Componud" ends severe colds or grippe in few hours. nelief enmes Instantly. A ilo.e tal en every two hours until three iloses are taken will end crippe mierv and break up a severe cold eliner In tne neau. cnest. Doily or limbs. It promptly open clogged up nos trils and air passages In the head. itrins nity nihrnnrtes or noc run nine, relieve slcl, headache, dull- ne-M. feverlKline-s. sare throat, sneezing, .-o-etiees and stirfnci.4. Ilon't stay stuffed up' Quit blow. Ing and .miffllng' Kase your throb bing head' Nothing el.e In tilt world clve such prompt relief s "Panes 'old C'nmnoiinl." whirli uhich costs only a few rents at any drug store 11 acts witnout assist ance, tastes nice, causes no incnn venlencc. lie sure you get the gen uine lb., 43c PORK CHOPS rTr lb., 45c PORK LOINS Whole,. CU lb., 41 SPARE RIBS M2! lb., 25c Creamery Butter DMK!D- 65c" O 1 n 4 o Onions Fancy Yellow Globe Peck, 10c Cabbage New York State Green Heads Pound, 2c Sweet Potatoes Fancy Large i Peck, 25c Apples New York State Pippins i Peck, 15c 0 POTATOES No. 1 U. S. Grade PECK (15 lbs.) 47c The Government requests us all to save paper. Whv not take D your basket to market and tell the clerk, "Don't wrap that up, I'm B 2 : o Siving paper. These Prices Prevail in Our Alexandria Market, 1006 King Street, Alexandria, Va. 1004- 0 ocaoi 30E30E 30E30E U 30E3O 3PEXOE 30E30E 30X Rc